26-sq-metre Tokyo House

Japanese architecture studio Unemori Architects has designed a small house formed of several stacked boxes wrapped in corrugated steel on a 26-square-metre plot in Tokyo.

Named House Tokyo, the house was designed to make most of a small plot of land in a densely populated area of the Japanese capital. The studio designed the house around a geometrically structured wooden framework with the upper floor set back from the street to create a small terrace.

The house has a total floor area of 51 square metres, spread over two floors. All of the outer walls were made from cement clad in industrial corrugated galvinised steel. Large windows open the house up to its surroundings and break up the corrugated-iron facade. A bedroom, bathroom and storage area were located on the semi-basement ground floor, while the open plan kitchen and dining areas are housed on the first floor.